Dissemination plan for the runtime of the project (2008 - 2011)Realisation of THORAX objectives and initial dissemination is approximately as follows:
1. Two public workshops,
- Midterm to disseminate injury mechanisms and governing parameters and hardware demonstrator requirements document and
- Closing workshop to disseminate; HBM and hardware demonstrator performance (against biomechanical targets) and evaluation of demonstrators for restraint optimisation potential
2. Project presentation at conferences like IRCOBI (main EU conference on biomechanics, presentation of results on studies into injury mechanisms and implementation of results in human body models, 2009 and 2010), STAPP (main US conference on biomechanics, 2009 and 2010), ESV (prominent conference on vehicle safety, demonstrator dummy results, 2011) and SAE (Annual world congress on vehicle safety, demonstrator dummy results and assessment potential, 2011)
3. Scientific publications in the proceedings of the above mentioned conferences and in Scientific Journals, e.g. Journal of Biomechanics.
4. Flyer publication and an annual newsletters
5. Demonstration activities at end-user level to gain acceptance of the new technology (2010/2011: invite industry to assessment testing in WP4)
6. Presentation of the research activities to relevant stakeholders in other regions of the world to seek for agreement on and acceptance of the findings and conclusions. Amongst others visits will be made to NHTSA and JARI.
Dissemination plan for the period after the project's runtime (2011-2014)
||Demonstration activities at end-user level to gain acceptance of the new technology. Partially this is performed in the THORAX project (WP4) and the ASSESS initiative. |
||Present research activities at international conferences, e.g. ESV 2013|
||Continued presentation of the research activities to relevant stakeholders in other regions of the world. |
||Implementation of the research themes developed within THORAX in undergraduate and post-graduate classes to prepare the next generation of engineers and R&D personnel. Partners here are Chalmers, INRETS, UPM and UVA.|